Solving current industrial problems requires cross-disciplinary knowledge and approaches. The Journal of Engineering, Project, and Production Management (EPPM-Journal) is an international research journal publishing original research papers. EPPM-Journal is multidisciplinary in nature, considering all topics related to engineering management, project management, and production management. The journal aims to advance the cross-disciplinary sciences in these three fields. This unique platform is intended to inspire new thinking by merging and/or combining different approaches from diverse fields.
EPPM-Journal is published twice yearly, a volume of two issues in January and July. All submitted papers are subject to double-bind peer review. The journal publishes two types of papers in both print and online:
Technical Note (within 3000 words)
The Copyright of papers published in the EPPM-Journal are retained by the EPPM-Association. EPPM-Journal is an Open Access journal, which uses a funding model that does not charge readers or their institutions for access. Article submission, processing, and publication fees are also free for authors. The Journal is operated by a group of volunteers with the same goal of advancing the cross-disciplinary sciences in engineering management, project management, and production management.
The EPPM-Journal is a refereed journal. All submitted papers are subject to a double-blind peer review, i.e. authors and reviewers are unaware of the identity of each other. All articles undergo a rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing. Two or more reviewers will review submitted articles. The Journal endeavors to maintain a rapid review process. The average review time is eight weeks. Authors may be requested for revisions until the paper satisfies the quality of the Journal.
To maintain academic integrity, plagiarism software is used to check the originality of all papers once the manuscript has been received and before publication.
EPPM-Journal is multidisciplinary in nature, considering all topics related to engineering management, project management, and production management. The journal aims at the following themes (but not limited to):
3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
Automation and Robotics
Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Deep Learning
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Cost Analysis and Financial Management
Environmental Science and Management
Internet of Things (IoT)
Integration of Engineering Management and Project Management
Integration of Engineering Management and Production Management
Integration of Project Management and Production Management
Integration of Triplet Engineering, Project, and Production Management
Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Maintenance Management Systems
Operational Management and Decision Support Systems
Project Delivery Models
Project and Process Management
Quality and Reliability Management
Simulation and modelling
Theories and Applications of Engineering Management
Theories and Applications of Project Management
Theories and Applications of Production Management
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Technologies
Similarity Check Plagiarism Screening System
The editorial board is participating in a growing community of Similarity Check System's users in order to ensure that the content published is original and trustworthy. Similarity Check is a medium that allows for comprehensive manuscripts screening, aimed to eliminate plagiarism and provide a high standard and quality peer-review process.
Authors are obligated to understand Publication Ethics before submission. EPPM-Journal does not consider multiple submissions nor redundant publications.
Authors are encouraged to discuss authorship before preparing the manuscript. Authorship must meet all of the following three criteria: (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and (3) final approval of the version to be published. For those who are only responsible for funding acquisition, data collection, or general supervision should not justify an authorship.
Manuscripts must be prepared in English using a MS Word processor. Data format of .doc are preferred. Either American or British English should be uniformly used. Manuscript with substandard English and style will not be considered.
Manuscript should be divided into the following sections: Title page, abstract, introduction, method, results, discussion, conclusions, references, and appendix. Use serif typeface, Times New Roman, for the text of the manuscript. Number the pages consecutively starting with page 1. Please avoid using footnotes. Except grammatical errors and typos, no changes will be allowed in the manuscript once it has been accepted for publication.
Cited references in text must include author’s surname and year of publication. For example:
One work by one author
Smith (2010) found that… Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith, 2010). In 2010, Smith showed that…
One work by two authors
Smith and Jackson (2010) found that… Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith and Jackson, 2010). In 2010, Smith and Jackson showed that…
One work by more than three authors
Smith et al. (2010) found that… Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith et al., 2010). In 2010, Smith et al. showed that…
Smith (2010) and Cheng (2011) found that… Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith, 2010; Cheng, 2011). Early onset results in severe consequence (Smith, 2010a, 2010b, in press; Cheng, 2011).
Tables, Figures, and Appendix
Tables, figures, and appendix must be embedded in the corresponding order in the manuscript. High resolution figures are required in this Journal. Directly drawing diagrams in the manuscript is not acceptable.
MS Equation should be used to formulate equations. Images or other equation applications are not accepted. Equations should be numbered consecutively starting with (1) and explained in the text.
All citations should be listed in the reference list. Layout examples of references are given below:
Green, G., Kennedy, P., McGown, A. (2002). Management of multi-method engineering design research: A case study. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 19(2), 131-140. doi: 10. 1016/S0923-4748(02)00006-1
McCarthy, J. F., Nguyen, D. H., Rashid, A. M., Soroczak, S. (2003). Proactive Displays & The Experience UbiComp Project. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Seattle, Washington, 78-81.
Verzuh, E. (2008). The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley and Sons, 55-60.
Wheeler, D. P. and Bragin, M. (2007). Bringing it all back home: Social work and the challenge of returning veterans. Health and Social Work, 32, 297-300. Retrieved from http://www.naswpressonline.org on February 1, 2011.
Pictures and short information about the author (s) will be added at the end of the accepted papers. Author information includes the full first, middle and last names, the represented institution and department, membership in international or national organizations, research interests, and other important information. Author picture and information should be provided in the end of the manuscript when submitting papers. The portraits should be 434 (width) X 555 (height) with minimum resolutions 200. Examples of author biography can be found in published papers at the Journal website.
Authors are encouraged to prepare manuscripts directly using the paper template provided in the Journal website. The template demonstrates the paper structure and format requirements for the Journal.
Paper length of an article is limited to 12 pages using the paper template. Lengthy papers are acceptable with the consent of the Editor.
Units of Measurement
Units of measurement should be presented using System International (SI) units. Currency should be converted to US dollars.
Five suggested reviewers with full name, e-mail address, affiliation, and reasons should be provided when submitting papers. Editors hold the right to select appropriate reviewers.
Editor-in-Chief Chien-Ho Ko, Clemson University, USA
Editorial Advisory Board Godfaurd Adjaie John, University of Central Lancashire, UK Hesham Ahmad, Al Zaytoonah University of Jordan, Jordan Seema Alim, Imperial College of Science & Tech, UK Shabbab Alotaibi, Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia Glenn Ballard, University of California at Berkeley, USA Fidelis A. Emuze, Central University of Technology, South Africa M. Reza Hosseini, Deakin University, Australia Sittimont Kanjanabootra, University of Newcastle, Australia Oleg Kaplinski, Poznan Technical University, Poland Sherif Mohamed, Griffith University, Australia Lukasz Nazarko, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland Yiannis Nikolaidis, University of Macedonia, Greece Kriengsak Panuwatwanich, Griffith University, Australia Govindaswamy Rajendra, Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, India R. Venkata Rao, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, India Petros Rigas, Loxley Public Company Limited, Thailand Jonas Saparauskas, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania Miroslaw J. Skibniewski, University of Maryland at College Park, USA Jolanta Tamosaitiene, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania Hsi-Hsien Wei, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Ker-Wei Yeoh, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Editors David Chua, National University of Singapore, Singapore Kassim Gidado, University of Brighton, UK Joanicjusz Nazarko, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland
Publisher De Gruyter Poland Bogumiła Zuga 32A Str. 01-811 Warsaw, Poland T: +48 22 701 50 15